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The Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work, part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, brings together disciplines related to physical activity, health and social work to form an academic community focused on physical and mental wellbeing.
We provide excellent opportunities for research, and actively encourage cross-discipline collaboration. Our established and well regarded research communities undertake world leading research and the department offers a range of commercial services to external clients.
We are passionate about community engagement and employability and have many links with external bodies and employers.
At the beginning of July, five members of the Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work (Dr. John Jakeman, Dr. Roger Ramsbottom, Dr. Peter Wright, Dr. Alaaddine El-Chab and Dr. Greg Walsh) presented their research at the 22nd annual congress of the European Conference of Sport Science (ECSS) in Essen, Germany. Their research was well received with interests of collaboration established with several world leading research groups and companies, such as the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre at Exeter University and Gatorade Sport Science Institute.
Healthcare and social work students at Oxford Brookes University have recognised staff from the NHS, Social Care and Social Services in the Placement of the Year Awards this week (27th June 2017.